Monday, January 22, 2024

The Knight Shield - February 2024

"The Darker the night, the brighter the stars. The deeper the Grief, the closer is God"

    These are words from a former homeless person quoting Fyodor Dostoevsky.  Do you believe in God? There will be tribulations. No one has a free unobscured path to Heaven. This gentlemen’s path was quite challenging, but through the help and love of Catholic services, this man saw the light of day and is helping those that are where he was, desperate and destitute. 

    And so, our Council answers the call. Men’s Coats, sweaters and blankets were collected to provide to the Capuchin center to assist those in need of cold weather gear. The Pancake Breakfast this past January was to assist the SPOT Food Pantry in providing meals to the hungry and in need of assistance. We service our Church and our Community at large. 

    A week of Charity Poker resulted in a significant increase in the Charitable funds we have available to administer to the charities our Council supports. One new group in particular, is the Detroit Catholic Campus Ministry, which strives to keep Christ in the lives of college students who are away from home. Their latest endeavor is to have students attend a Eucharistic Revival Retreat for which the State’s K of C’s councils (of which 11689 is one) pledged over $15,000 at the recent Diocesan Winter Meeting in support.

    We are embarking on another fabulous Fish Fry season, which marks one of the Council’s largest fund raisers. Starting Feb 16th and running thru to Palm Sunday weekend. Remember we serve up to 500 people in a 3 hour window. The need is great for volunteers, both Knights and their wives to assist. The “Ladies of the Knights” make a huge impact to the success of our Fish Fry service and are much appreciated. Ask your family members to assist, they will be welcome. And for those of us that have an open Friday, come early as prep work goes on all day. Join the team and make a difference.

God bless our Council and God Bless the Knights of Columbus

Vivat Jesus ! 

Vincent Ursini

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